HMS Crocus (K 49)
|Name||HMS Crocus (K 49)|
|Completed||1940 - A. & J. Inglis Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||6 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-333 (Peter-Erich Cremer)|
|Position||7° 52'N, 14° 09'W - Grid ET 2989|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in October 1940 |
On 22 July 1946 sold and converted to the merchantile Annlock. 1952 scrapped in Hong Kong.
|Notes on event|
On 6 October 1942 U-333 fought an epic battle with HMS Crocus (K 49) (T/Lt J.F. Holm, RNZNR) about 60 miles southwest of Freetown. The U-boat was rammed twice and a gun duel was fought out on close distance. Both vessels suffered damage and sustained casualties. The boat lost three men dead (including the I.WO) and several men wounded, including the commander. U-333 was heavily damaged and limped back to base with help from a replacement WO from the Milk Cow U-459. Cremer then spent three months in a hospital.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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